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Japan Cult Leader's Hanging Closes Chapter on Shocking Crime

Japan Cult Leader's Hanging Closes Chapter on Shocking Crime

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jul 6
The executions Friday of a doomsday cult leader and six of his followers closed a chapter on one of Japan's most shocking crimes, the poison gas attack on rush-hour commuters in Tokyo's subway that killed 13 people and sickened more than 6,000.

Statue Of Liberty Climber Awaits Court Appearance

Statue Of Liberty Climber Awaits Court Appearance

Jul 5
Authorities say a Fourth of July protester who caused an evacuation of thousands of people by climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty will face a judge in New York.

Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Legal Bid to Avoid US Extradition

Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Legal Bid to Avoid US Extradition

By Nick Perry | Jul 5
Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges.

2nd Novichok Poisoning Likely Not Deliberate, Police Say

2nd Novichok Poisoning Likely Not Deliberate, Police Say

By Matt Dunham and Gregory Katz | Jul 5
British officials investigating a second case of poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England said Thursday they suspect the victims were not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous attack.

California Boy, 10, Allegedly Abused For Days Before Death

California Boy, 10, Allegedly Abused For Days Before Death

Jul 4
A 10-year-old Southern California boy was starved and tortured for days before his death, sometimes by younger brothers and sisters forced to take part in the beatings, according to prosecutors.

Helicopter Pilot Beaten During French Criminal's Escape

Helicopter Pilot Beaten During French Criminal's Escape

Jul 4
The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape from prison by one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping.

UK Police Probing 6 Assault Claims Against Kevin Spacey

UK Police Probing 6 Assault Claims Against Kevin Spacey

Jul 4
British police are investigating six claims of sexual assault or assault by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, three more than previously disclosed.

Prosecutor: Man Assaulted, Held Captive Because He is Gay

Prosecutor: Man Assaulted, Held Captive Because He is Gay

Jul 3
Prosecutors say a man was held hostage and beaten for four days inside a Massachusetts apartment because he is gay.

Rape Victim's Story Is Window on Injustice, Activism

Rape Victim's Story Is Window on Injustice, Activism

By Lynn Elber | Jun 30
Recy Taylor's wrenching story and its connection to female civil rights activists, most notably Rosa Parks, are illuminated in filmmaker Nancy Buirski's documentary "The Rape of Recy Taylor."

Police Called Suspect in Newsroom Rampage No Threat In 2013

Police Called Suspect in Newsroom Rampage No Threat In 2013

By Brian Witte | Jun 30
The man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper was investigated five years ago for a barrage of menacing tweets against staff members, but a detective concluded he was no threat.

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